Internet Protocol Version 6

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markeydsl

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I am just curious about this protocol. on my desktop computer it shows local access and sometimes shows limited internet access. On my Laptop, wifi puter, the IPv6 is never used, is there a way to utilize this protocol for my laptop and why does the access go from limited internet to Local on my desktop?

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I don't know much about IPv6. Even this 'introductory' video is too technical for me in parts!; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wa7y3W2DI0&feature=related

One thing I do remember reading last year, when IPv6 Day was held, was that it wouldn't have much impact on home users until the majority of ISP's enabled the new protocol on their servers. I assume that will cost money so they'll only do it when IPv4 addresses are closer to exhaustion.

EDIT: Attempts to post the video URL seem to produce a 'freeze frame'. Go to www.explania.com and search 'What is IPv6?'
 
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If I remember correctly IPV6 vastly increases the number of IP Addresses available for assignment. Again, if I remember correctly for the moment there is a "translater" for IPV6 to IPV4 (the current IP Protocol) and there are large companies already using IPV6 and a total rollout to IPV6 is coming. This is why Windows 7 was coded to accept and use the IPV6 Addressing. Hope this helps.
 
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